Medicines are the most common form of treatment in the NHS and pharmacies are where medications are stored, prepared and dispensed.
Our community pharmacies are where patients and members of the public can get their prescribed medication as well as lifestyle advice for better health.
Our pharmacists offer advice directly to patients on public health issues such as giving up smoking and sexual health and play a part in selecting treatments for patients, prescribing medicines and managing of long-term health conditions such as asthma and diabetes.
Working as part of a team
Our pharmacy staff play a vital role in patient care and recovery as well as public health, by using their expert knowledge of medicines and their uses.
They also work with colleagues in the broader healthcare teams such as doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.